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Bye, Bye Birdie!






Yep, my robins have flown the coop!   Empty nest syndrome has hit my house.  
This morning, I peeked and saw that another bird left the nest sometime between 8pm last night and 8am this morning.  There was only one robin left, and I carefully took a pic, trying not to scare him.  The camera was about 3 feet away for this pic.  



You can see in the background how close my truck is to the deck.  I should have thought it through, but being the derpface that I am, when I pulled in for lunch, I scared him out of the nest.  He chirped and flew/fell to the front railing.  I was really pissed at myself for not parking further away.  

But, he hung out on the rail for about 10 minutes, hopped to the log pile in front of the deck, then hopped into the foliage.  I heard one of the parents chirping on the other side of the house just before I went back to work, so I presume they found each other.  
I took this pic from inside the house through the window.  Looks kind of like a duck, doesn't he?  haha.



I will listen to see if I hear any chirping tomorrow.  That would probably indicate that they are still hanging around.  I just hope the neighbor's cat doesn't get them.   
It has been pretty cool seeing them grow up.  I have had birds nest on the back corners of the house just about every year, but never had the chance to really see them each day. 
Eggs on 8/1, naked babies on 8/8, feathers on 8/13, all gone on 8/18. 
Nature is so amazing. 

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mdnytryder
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was surprised.
balrog_roike
Aug. 19th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, shame on you, you scared the little one ^.~

Nice, but the little one still needs a tail XD
mdnytryder
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I was really mad at myself for not thinking about the nest. Ah well.

I know, that's why he looks like a duck!
pjcaruana
Aug. 19th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
AWESOME!!!
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mdnytryder
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: AWESOME!!!
I know I am.
OH, you mean nature.
Yeah, that too.

pjcaruana
Aug. 20th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
naaaah ...
I meant you~
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